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NCJ Number: 50549 Find in a Library
Title: WIFE-BEATING - COUNSELOR TRAINING MANUAL NO 2 - CRISIS INTERVENTION
Author(s): B COOPER
Corporate Author: National Organization for Women
Domestic Violence Project, Inc
United States of America
Date Published: 1976
Page Count: 53
Sponsoring Agency: National Organization for Women
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Sale Source: National Organization for Women
Domestic Violence Project, Inc
1917 Washtenaw Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THIS MANUAL IS FOR THE EDUCATION AND TRAINING OF VOLUNTEERS AND PROFESSIONALS AFFILIATED WITH VIOLENT DOMESTIC CRISIS INTERVENTION IN MICHIGAN.
Abstract: THE CRISIS APPROACH TO THERAPEUITC INTERVETION IN WIFE ASSAULTS IS BASED ON A BROAD RANGE OF HUMAN BEHAVIOR THEORIES. THE FOLLOWING MULTIPLE FACTORS INFLUENCE THE OUTCOME OF A CRISIS: (1) ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS, (2) CURRENT ADAPTIVE CAPACITY, (3) OVERALL PERSONALITY ADJUSTMENT, AND (4) LEVEL OF PSYCHOLOGICAL MATURITY AND PROBLEM-SOLVING SKILLS. UNDERSTANDING PRECIPITATING EVENTS IS ESSENTIAL TO THE PROCESS OF CRISIS RESOLUTION. A GENERAL PROBLEM-SOLVING MODEL WHICH IS PRESENTED INVOLVES THE FOLLOWING STEPS: INPUT, FILTERING, COGNITION, PRODUCTION, AND EVALUATION. REFERENCES TO THIS PROCESS AS IT RELATES TO WIFE BEATING CONSIDERS THE DAMAGE, DEGREE, AND FREQUENCY OF PHYSICAL ASSAULTS. SOCIETAL PRESSURE IS VIEWED IN THE FORM OF CULTURAL NORMS, THE SEXIST ORGANIZATION OF SOCIETY, AND THE FAMILY SYSTEM. ATTITUDES AND THE SOCIOECONOMIC FRAMEWORK SUPPORTING VICTIMIZED WOMEN MUST BE UNDERSTOOD TO FACILITATE EFFECTIVE INTERVENTION. CONSIDERATION SHOULD BE GIVEN TO THE REASONS VICTIMS STAY IN A CRISIS SITUATION. A PRACTICAL GUIDE FOR THE COUNSELOR THAT STRESSES THE IMPORTANCE OF REMAINING CALM, ASSESSING THE EXTENT AND SEVERITY OF THE PROBLEM, AND MAKING DECISIONS FOR TEMPORARY AND SATISFACTORY ALTERNATIVES IS PROVIDED. THE APPENDIXES INCLUDES A RESOURCE LIST (COMMUNITY AND WIFE ASSAULT), ORGANIZATION CHART, CLIENT ACTIVITY FLOW CHART, CRISIS CALL FLOW CHART, ONCALL COUNSELOR GUIDE, INTAKE AND INTERACTION FORMS, AND INITIAL CLIENT CONTACT FILE. A BIBLIOGRAPHY IS PROVIDED. (JCP)
Index Term(s): Assault and battery; Battered wives; Comprehensive Employment and Training Act; Family counseling; Family crisis; Family crisis intervention units; Michigan; Volunteer training
Note: ONE OF A THREE-PART SERIES DEVELOPED BY THE NATIONAL ORGANIZATION FOR WOMEN WIFE ASSAULT PROJECT
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